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Corrections Nurse Interview-Tips?

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RetrieverGirl has 9 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med/surg tele, home health, travel.

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I am preparing for my interview on Thursday for a correctional center. It is a low security prison while another portion of the facility is utilized for a US Marshal service. This is an agency position through CCA. Can anyone tell me more about corrections nursing, or have any interview tips? Also, what is the difference in agency jobs versus government facilities? Just no retirement? The position also said Registered Nurse-nonexempt, what does that mean? I have received extensive copies of information in the mail along with credit checks. Boy, are they nosy!!!:blink:

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ChuckeRN has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Emergency Department.

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I was a nurse in a State Max Security prison. Prior to the interview, I read the thread here that has the most numerous responses and most of the questions posted were asked. You should find and read that thread.

In general, depending on the number of inmates, there can be three types of nurses:

1. Med pass nurses (usually LPNs)

2. Yard nurses - Where you see inmates by appointment inside the yard in a clinic type setting with or without a doctor/

3. Emergency Room nurses.

I was an ER nurse and on weekends, the doctors were not on site so I had a lot of independence. I now work in a Level III Trauma center and I know the prison helped me a great deal to prepare for a "real hospital".

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RetrieverGirl has 9 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med/surg tele, home health, travel.

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Thanks for your response :up: I hope to hear from the facility this week. The last person to interview was on Friday.

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